Inclusive Leadership Program
An effective leader moves a person, a group, an organization, or an idea forward. They create a vision and share that vision in a manner that inspires and influences others to act in a manner that will ultimately help realize it. Lawyers, at their very core, are leaders because at the most basic level they are asked to move people (clients, opposing counsel, judges, and juries) to act in a manner that results in the realization of a vision or outcome that the lawyer has identified as the best approach to the matter at hand. In the business context, the CEO may be the one who ultimately envisions a future for their company; yet, it is general counsel who must develop a vision for how to achieve those goals within the confines of the law and with the best interests of the company and its stakeholders in mind and then convince the CEO that it is this the right path to take. These are just two very basic examples of ways in which lawyers lead, but they get to the essence of why every lawyer must prioritize developing their leadership acumen.
First-Year Program Outcomes
At the conclusion of their first year of law school, students will:
- Have successfully established their foundational legal expertise.
- Have developed habits that support their physical and mental wellbeing.
- Know what they do best and understand how to leverage those strengths.
- Have developed an understanding of how to work with clients from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
Upper-Class Program Outcomes
At the conclusion of their legal education, Nebraska Law graduates will:
- Have acquired the legal expertise, analytical reasoning, and complex problem solving skills necessary for success in their professional lives.
- Have acquired influencing and advocacy skills.
- Have acquired the foundational knowledge and understanding necessary to exercise proper professional and ethical responsibilities, and to serve with integrity.
- Have acquired the foundational knowledge and understanding necessary to work successfully with clients from diverse backgrounds and cultures, and to collaborate successfully with other professions and professionals.
- Be prepared to serve their community.